Out of the Cults and Into the Churchby Janis Hutchinson
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Based upon her own experience in Mormonism and those of others, the author presents the difficulties and special challenges ex-cultists face when leaving their tightly structured religious community and unique doctrines and entering an orthodox Christian church. Drawing upon the composite experiences of former cult members from the Mormon Church, Unification Church, Hare Krishnas and others, she explains the emotional trauma and difficult questions faced by all who have left cults. Offering a one-of-a-kind counseling tool, the book offers practical, non-technical, suggestions for pastors, counselors and friends seeking to help and encourage ex-cultists through the difficult times of post-conversion stress.
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Meet the Author
During the latter part of Janis Hutchinson’s thirty-six years in the Mormon Church, she joined the underground system of Mormon fundamentalism, a movement that strives to maintain the original teachings of Mormonism. While participating in this underground movement, she was caught secretly attending a Christian church.
Accused of worshipping at the “altar of Baal,” she was held against her will for several months and pressured to repent and renounce the Christian Jesus. She refused and nearly lost her life in the process. With God’s help, she escaped and later received Christ.
Janis is deeply committed to helping established Christians acquire understanding and sensitivity to the problems of former cult members, which often persist for three to eight years after they come to Christ. Her desire is to aid Christians in grasping the full extent of their witnessing responsibility.
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This book would be extremely helpful for anyone who has been a member of a Cult, for those who minister to ex-cultists, pastors, and counselors. I found it to be highly educational and it focuses on the feelings and experiences of those who have been members of cults. Some of the terminology may be a bit above the average reader's comprehension level. It is written in story form and contains many conversations which take place between a group of folks who gather to support each other through the process of joining a Christian church after leaving a cult. I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.